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Director of Academics, Research and Consultancy Services at ShareWORLD Open University Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

ShareWORLD Open University Malawi

ShareWORLD Open University invites applications from suitably qualified people for the following full time positions tenable at the Lilongwe campus:


a) Director of Academics, Research and Consultancy Services

This is a senior position reporting to the University Vice Chancellor. The position coordinates all
academic functions in the University, including Research, Consultancy and ODeL.


The position of Director of Academic, Research and Consultancy Services shall have the following
responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Directing the University wide academic programmes, curricula, and professional development,
    research and consultancy services.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of teaching strategies throughout the University.
  • Leading the University’s corporate goals and strategic aims in research, partnership working and community engagement.
  • Leading on development of an effective strategy for the development and design of a series of new programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate level.
  • Ensuring that appropriate strategies and policies are in place to enable the University to recruit and retain excellent teaching and research staff.
  • Developing an active research culture that fosters the highest achievements, encourages
    innovation and enriches the student learning experience.
  • Promoting research links, external partnerships and enterprise opportunities and community
    engagement, engaging staff and students within the University and with external organizations.
  • Maintaining and developing external partnerships in the private and public sectors and identifying opportunities for carrier development relationships for students, research and enterprise opportunities for staff.
  • Developing a programme for consultancy work in line with the Universities Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinating ODeL activities in the University.

Qualification and work experience

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in a discipline appropriate to the management of learning in higher education.
  • At least three years of experience in a similar position.

Method Of Application

Interested persons who meet the above requirements should submit their applications with full Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees to:

Acting University Registrar
ShareWORLD Open University Malawi
P O Box 1102

Or send your email to with a copy to

Closing date for receiving applications is 28th March, 2024. Only short-listed applicants shall be

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